Plant breeding

23.02.2018

Indian smallholder farmers could soon benefit from the growing confectionary peanut market, as the first-ever high oleic groundnut varieties adapted to India are ready for release.more

Climate change

16.02.2018

Scientists are developing a new life cycle assessment method to calculate the CO2 footprint of agricultural products from crop rotation systems.more

Climate change

09.02.2018

Global warming affects more than just plant biodiversity - it even alters the way plants grow. German scientists studied the mechanisms that control plant growth at high temperatures. In the future this could help breed plants...more

Agriculture

02.02.2018

CGIAR is launching a new research programme to improve rural economies and nutrition through grain legumes and dryland cereals. more

Africa

26.01.2018

Plastic bags are known to disrupt the environment. For instance, once in the soil, they slowly release toxic chemicals. When animals eat them, they often choke and die.more

Animal Health

19.01.2018

Hope for bee-keepers all over the world: for the first time, researchers at the University of Hohenheim have discovered a drug that can be administered through the feed, with the potential for freeing attacked bee stocks from the...more

Biodiversity

12.01.2018

From Alaska to the Amazon. Detailed global maps of key plant growth features have been compiled by an international team of researchers in the framework of the European Union’s “Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index – BACI”...more

Food security

05.01.2018

Even as debate stirs on the most preferred mode of transfer, a team of scientists at the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI) find social protection programmes increase food consumption, caloric acquisition, and formation...more

Global warming could cause pacific islands to lose up to 80 per cent of fisheries. <br/> Photo: flickr/Ryan McMinds
Fisheries

21.12.2017

Pacific island countries could lose up to 80 per cent of fisheries, a recent study has found. Countries in the Pacific heavily depend on fish as an important source of food and income.more

Plant breeding

15.12.2017

Using non-GM molecular breeding techniques, ICARDA scientists have developed a set of durum wheat varieties that can withstand up to 40°C heat along the Senegal River basin. Once scaled up, the technology will offer potential to...more

Ebola

08.12.2017

Scientists found strong evidence of an association between Ebola outbreak locations and deforestation. The data could lead to the development of an early warning system. Most Ebola outbreaks happen in remote, rural communities...more

Climate change

01.12.2017

Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer. An international team of experts on bioclimatology report effects on temperatures after changes in land use that are making the country more vulnerable to...more

Like here in South Africa’s capital of Cape Town, samples were taken from heartwood in trees from metropolises. <br/> Photo. © TUM
Climate change

24.11.2017

Trees in metropolitan areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas world-wide since the 1960s, a study on the impact of the urban heat island effect on tree growths shows. Trees in urban areas have already been...more

Plant breeding

17.11.2017

The Andean high nutritive crop Quinoa can tolerate salt. An international team of researchers have now found an explanation for this. Special bladder cells on the quinoa leaves remove salt from the plant metabolism. They also...more

Biotechnology

10.11.2017

An international consortium has sequenced one of the first genomes of a moth from the superfamily Noctuoidea: Spodoptera frugiperda, or fall armyworm. Maize, rice and soybeans are among the plant species attacked by this pest.more

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